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  • You can make a nice truffle by processing some dates with about 1 tablespoon of cacao powder and a little melted coconut oil or cacao butter (1-2 tablespoons) Cacao butter will make them harder than using the coconut oil.
  • Hi, yes I used a picture, maybe it’s because I saved it first as a draft earlier in the week. This site does have it’s ups and downs with the technology but I’m sure they’re doing their best to fix these errors.
  • Hi zinfandel, here is a book for good recipes during the festive season.  
  • I would do what Zoe says, just go and pick a whole lot of fruit and veg you don’t normally eat to keep it interesting. Some soaked nuts might be nice too. I always love to dip bananas in maca and cacao but it sounds like you want to be simpler.
  • I would do what Zoe says, just go and pick a whole lot of fruit and veg you don’t normally eat to keep it interesting. Some soaked nuts might be nice too. I always love to dip bananas in maca and cacao but it sounds like you want to be simpler.  
  • I would do what Zoe says, just go and pick a whole lot of fruit and veg you don’t normally eat to keep it interesting. Some soaked nuts might be nice too. I always love to dip bananas in maca and cacao but it sounds like you want to be simpler.  
  • Ok, take some deep breaths and start focussing on the good in your life. I’m sure you have beautiful kids for a start. Going raw will bring greater clarity into your life but the old stuff will resurface for you to face in the beginning. You might w…
    in I need advice. Comment by sweetpea
  • Hi Branwyn, I would suggest a paste made from coconut oil, add in a little turmeric, cayenne and crushed garlic and honey. This helped me with a tooth abscess and I would use it if I got stung or anything. But you’re right to get it checked over.
  • I think if you prepared some tasty spicy food in advance it would help you keep off the junk. Try some of the pizza and wrap recipes on site and take a flask of warmed raw soup with you to school. Snack on spicy pumpkin seeds with gojis, cacao and r…
  • Don’t be discouraged, you’re doing well, making the effort to eat raw. Just keep trying new recipes to keep it interesting. Make something special now and again that takes a bit longer to make, raw cakes are great for sustaining one through the day.…
  • Hello, well your job probably plays havoc with your system, all the shift work and flights. You need to drink alot of water because of your job and green juices would work well here. Even if you take powders with you and mix them into water as this …
  • I second a smoothie. I’m not great on fruit myself so I prefer to blend them into smoothies. You can also make some healthy cake by combining nuts/seeds with some low sugar fruit like apricots and gojis’, coconut etc. Why not try making burgers too …
  • You can get adequate omega’s from flax, hemp and pumpkin seeds. For B12, take a supplement and B vits. Learn what you can about raw. Being successful at raw takes time. www.rawlifestyle.co.uk
  • Migraines can come on for all sorts of reasons. They’re horrible things. When you’ve got one, it’s best to rest and apply pressure to points in your head whilst breathing deeply and then release the point. Generally, prepare 2 weeks before a period …
    in PMS Migraine Comment by sweetpea
  • In my experience, foods that are taxing on the liver may cause anxiety, depression etc. such as nuts/seeds, chocolate If you’re low on fat, you can equally experience the same symptoms, as good fats like the omegas are good for mood. You could try b…
  • Yes, experiment with different papers, I used to use parchment paper and it seemed to work ok before I got my teflex sheets. You could brush the sheets with a little oil and that might help. Also, look for ‘teflon’ sheets in your supermarket as thes…
  • No need to store them in the freezer, just a storecupboard that’s cool. Soaking is good before using them to ignite their lifeforce once again.
    in Storing Nuts Comment by sweetpea
  • Seaweed, nori and kelp are great foods for helping to come off fish. Also, seasoned flax crackers.
  • yeah, herbal teas like chamomile and fennel are good and soups to push things through and soothe the canal. www.rawlifestyle.co.uk
    in Upset tummy Comment by sweetpea
  • Put some veggies in the food processor and a handful of pine nuts,add a little salt and process. Warm in a pan, drizzle olive oil over if you want more fat.  
  • In my experience, a balanced approach is always best. Smoothies are great for packing in fruit and protein to make a filling meal. The rest of the time, a few fruits and veggie meals with some nut/seed pates or burgers. www.rawlifestyle.co.uk
  • I take smoothies in the winter usually pear/banana and add soaked oats or buckwheat, spices, coconut oil, cacao.
    in Winter smoothies? Comment by sweetpea
  • I’ve been making halva recently. Just grind up the sesames, add warmed honey and mix together. Press into a tin and refrigerate. www.rawlifestyle.co.uk
  • We’re all so unique in our taste preferences, honour that and eat the foods that appeal to you. I personally don’t like bee pollen but I usually disguise the taste in my smoothies because it has so many benefits. Dates are a high gi food and if you …
  • I do eat simply in the summer but in the Autumn like more heary filling food but I still try not to mix things up too much. www.rawlifestyle.co.uk
    in Simple RAW Comment by sweetpea
  • Straight out of the drier with coconut oil.
  • Thank you Bronwyn, I really enjoy creating raw food recipes and run workshops here in Scotland. I love to share the joys of raw food and how wonderful it can be. Branwyn, yes a dehydrator is helpful in transitioning and even beyond. We live in a co…
  • Depending on where you live, if it is getting cooler you are most likely wanting more dense warm food to keep you feeling fulfilled. We have to adapt the raw diet to suit our climate and as Zoe said, having a dehydrator helps us get food in a form t…
  • I think they are very rare. The best thing is to swim in the sea in the summertime.  
  • My favourite is soup and flatbread. I also love to make quiches, pies, cookies and cake!